Maura Kehoe Collins
Maura Kehoe Collins graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Art History and a minor in Asian studies acquired during fourteen months of study in Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. During her undergraduate years, Maura worked as a curatorial assistant in the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. As acting registrar Maura initiated a project to computerize the museum’s catalogue.
As a post-graduate, Maura was the first recipient of the C.V. Starr Fellowship for training in Far Eastern Art Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She held the position for three years. A Kress Foundation grant funded an internship and then a permanent post in the Eastern Pictorial Art Conservation Department of the British Museum, London. Continuing her interest in computerized documentation, Maura represented her department on a task force to network conservation records in museums throughout the United Kingdom.
In 1990, Maura switched from the public to the private sector while assisting a contemporary art dealer. The association demonstrated the need for greater access to professional advice in collections care. With twenty-five years of experience in conservation and arts administration, Maura has applied her knowledge and experience by providing museum-quality art collections management services to private collectors, institutions, foundations and corporations.
Maura speaks Mandarin Chinese, and has studied Japanese and French.
Jennifer DiMartino earned her B.F.A. in Painting from Syracuse University. She then went on to attend the graduate program in Museum Education at The Bank Street College, while also beginning her career at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Over the course of two decades with the Education Department at The Met, teaching and researching the museum’s vast encyclopedic holdings, Jennifer embraced both the institution's rigorous standards for the care of its collection and the respect shown to the museum’s esteemed patrons.
During her tenure at The Met, Jennifer led private, custom tours for the U.S. State Department, senior management and clients of corporations such as Prada, Macy’s, Conde Nast, Campbell’s, Tiffany & Co., Adobe, Bloomberg, as well as prominent individuals and academic institutions.
The desire to carry museum criterion into the private sector brought Jennifer to Arts Collections Management.
She joined Artiphile in Spring 2016.